Questions tagged [internal-storage]

Use this tag for questions concerning the internal storage space on your device that can be used for installing applications and their associated data.

404 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
9
votes
3answers
65k views

How to increase internal memory of the HTC Wildfire S finally?

I've been spending a lot of sleepless nights trying to fix this. I know there are a lot of threads like this on the internet, but I want to go a bit deeper. I have an HTC Wildfire S with only 512 MB ...
7
votes
3answers
12k views

All apps seem to be gone

I was using my Chrome on Android 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy S II and phone suddenly crashed. When phone restarted it looked like all apps are gone, even Google Play. App Drawer shows only standard apps ...
6
votes
1answer
135 views

Where does the code pertaing to fastboot mode reside?

Is it in the primary-bootloader (on the mb), or the secondary-bootloader(on the emmc)? My motive behid the question is to understand what other codes are executed before system can get into fastboot ...
6
votes
4answers
154k views

How to see what is stored in System memory area?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" tablet (Android 4.1.2, not rooted). I tried to install a big app recently and it failed because it said that I didn't have enough space. When I go into Settings > ...
4
votes
0answers
2k views

Create sdcard0 symlink on 6.0.1 for WhatsApp compatibility

I recently switched from a Galaxy S2 running CM 10.2 (Android 4.3.1) to a Nexus 5 running 6.0.1 (stock rooted). My goal was to migrate all my WhatsApp data (history, media, etc.) over to the new ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

Android Phone taking up more space than it should

I have a relatively new HTC ONE M8 running Android 5.0.1 (according to the settings page). The phone is supposed to have 10.5 GB space according to Windows, but at the moment only 945 MB is free (...
4
votes
0answers
303 views

Huge system data on my Blu quattro phone, #9009# does not work

Most of my Blu quattro (not rooted) phone's storage is taken by system data. I checked it with the DiskUsage application (system data takes about 800 MB of my 1 GB of phone memory). I saw this to be a ...
4
votes
0answers
2k views

Disable the sd card emulation and use only the external sd card?

My Mother has a Samsung tablet, which is not rooted. She always gets confused with the different sdcard locations, as some apps store their data on the physical sdcard and others drop data to the ...
4
votes
0answers
1k views

Internal storage data disappeared, trying to dump

When I tried to use my SGS, it was unresponsive and didn't wake from sleep, then I rebooted it. After the boot, the desktop was like stock. I started checking my apps, some had its data intact and ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Convert Internal Storage to Phone Storage

I have a Wiko Darkmoon running 4.2.2 (Wiko hasn't upgraded to 4.4 yet). The phone is advertised as having 4gb storage, which breaks down as Cache: ~123MB, /cache Internal: ~1008MB, /data Protect:~9MB,...
3
votes
2answers
78 views

How to find out which apps are creating *.space files in Internal Storage?

There is a folder at internal memory: .space/ Inside it has one folder that is a big hash name (probably sha1sum), and inside that folder there are lots of files (also named as a hash something like ...
3
votes
0answers
322 views

GMail “couldn't sync”, though I can watch long videos in YouTube

I have run out of space in my smartphone (got the message Storage space running out: Some system functions may not work). I know this is defined as a threshold of 10% of internal disk space (8 GB). So,...
3
votes
0answers
393 views

Android 7.1.1 takes 4gb of space on Nexus 5x

I have recently updated my Nexus 5x to Android 7.1.1 and noticed that now operating system takes 4gb of my internal storage. These 4gb are a bit critical to me as I have 16gb model. I have found one ...
3
votes
0answers
121 views

Adoptable Storage Problematic

Hi I have and LG G4 Beat with 8 GB storage . After factory reset that device only have 2.5 GB free space . So I don't have free space for applications . I am using adoptable storage function . But ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Why is my internal memory almost full while the files add up to only a few gigabytes?

My HTC One M8 internal memory is almost full (15.40 out of 16). The phone says it's mostly applications. But when I connect it to my computer, go to Internal Storage and add the sizes of all ...
3
votes
2answers
42k views

Cannot access /sdcard/ (internal storage)

After I got my phone restored from an nandroid backup, I found almost all apps cannot gain access to /sdcard/ (internal storage), including ES file manager, Z archiver and so on. When any of these ...
3
votes
0answers
10k views

Removed storage/emulated/0 file and lost access to all files

I was cleaning up my files using the PC and I accidentally removed storage/emulated/0 file completely. I can no longer access images, music or files in general. Is there anything I can do at this ...
3
votes
0answers
824 views

How to mount my Galaxy Nexus storage under Debian?

I can't copy anything to my Galaxy Nexus right now. I've installed mtpfs 0.9-3 and tried to mount the storage of my Galaxy Nexus with mtpfs -o allow_other /media/phone. When I try to change to the ...
3
votes
1answer
10k views

Can't move certain apps to my SD card

I recently reset my phone to factory settings, because I didn't have enough space on my internal memory, and I wanted to start off anew. When I started downloading apps onto my phone that I had ...
3
votes
1answer
15k views

How to access Samsung Galaxy S2 storage while phone is off

My Galaxy S2 recently froze while browsing facebook using Firefox (the loading animation kept playing though), then shut down after a minute. I haven't been able to turn it back on since then. I tried ...
3
votes
1answer
199 views

Android Phone Storage Full due to APKs

My OnePlus Two has 64GB Internal Storage and no SD card. It shows Phone Storage Full warning. When I investigated, I saw below stats and am unable to free space. Settings > Storage & Memory > ...
2
votes
0answers
80 views

Does encrypting an Android phone also encrypt old, deleted files?

I'm going to be selling my phone soon. The advice seems to be to encrypt it then performs a Factory Reset. But does the ​​whole ​​internal memory get encrypted, or just the current, visible files? If ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Cannot install any APK file due to “Out of Space” misleading error (plenty of space)

I know there are tons of questions about this, but I have tried many possible solutions to no avail. I believe the "Out of space" error is misleading... I have a problem: I cannot install any .apk ...
2
votes
0answers
80 views

Android tablet has 45 GB free but shows low space warning

So this tablet is pretty new. Hardly even used it. But when I tried to put videos and large apps onto it, it constantly gives me a "insufficient space" warning. it comes with 57.61GB of storage ( no ...
2
votes
0answers
424 views

Unable to free up space on internal storage, removing cache & apps has no effect

new to Android Stack Exchange. - Average Android user. I have a storage problem on my phone. When I try to install an app via Play Store it says there isn't enough free space available, e.g. it is ...
2
votes
0answers
44 views

How Device memory allocation happens

Under the Memory settings entry, there are several categories such as Apps and Documents. What is considered as part of the Misc category? It's taking up a huge amount of my device's memory.
2
votes
1answer
308 views

Space used in internal memory but nowhere to be found

I own a Samsung Galaxy S5. I noticed that there is not much internal memory left (ES File Explorer reports 8.54 GB used out of 11.56 GB so about 3 GB left). Also, connecting my phone to my Windows 10 ...
2
votes
0answers
550 views

Why I can't install apps in my phone even sufficient space is available?

So I own Moto E 1 gen, running now Android 4.4 stock I tried to install Adobe reader,Jiotv I end up with a message "Out of space" I used both ways,APK and Playstore both ways don't work. Although ...
2
votes
0answers
981 views

Android suddenly freed up several GB of space itself? (Note 3)

My Note3 has been nearly full (~500MB or so left) for a month or so. Tonight I was web-browsing in Chrome, and accidentally hit "download" on a gigantic multi-GB file on archive.org. Chrome froze up ...
2
votes
0answers
412 views

Android can´t see the Internal Storage

My Android tells me I don´t have anything on my Internal Storage, but adb shell says I have a file on my Internal Storage (/storage/emulated/0) for example an apk file. Furthermore I haven´t any ...
2
votes
1answer
547 views

S3 On CM 14.1: Made SD Internal Storage, Reversed, Now “Empty” Internal Shared Storage On PC

I have a Galaxy S3 on CM 14.1 (Android 7.1.1). I formatted the SD Card as internal storage. Then I couldn't access my internal storage from my PC, so I switched back. I formatted the SD Card to ...
2
votes
0answers
117 views

having internal storage problem

After rooting my lollipop5.0 with kingroot then after some time my internal storage became zero, I cannot install any app,please if anyone has a solution please help me out: User apps / system apps ...
2
votes
0answers
579 views

Recover Internal Memory Data + Moto G

Sad day for me, I copied some images to my phone from PC. When opened my gallery, not a single image could be seen. Everything wiped out suddenly. There were tons of photos (No backup). My Moto G (...
2
votes
1answer
675 views

The amazing expanding “android files”

Guys, I've got a Galaxy S7 Edge (Exynos version) which just received an update over the weekend from Samsung. Since then, I've had a really weird issue with the phone suddenly telling me that all the ...
2
votes
1answer
113 views

Recover Pictures

Ok, so I just dropped my android 5.1 Moto G. the screen is unresponsive and has lines and squares running along it. I was wondering if there was any way to recover photos from this phone, as it ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Effective storage ridiculously small since Marshmallow update

I have been using a 16GB HTC One M8 for the last two years with no major hiccup (although I met the infamous infinitely growing .thumbdata file taking 8GB from my storage just because, fixed with a ...
2
votes
0answers
372 views

Play Music showing 'wrong' storage usage?

I'm running Marshmallow and I have 4GB internal storage, 32GB SD card. My SD card is formatted as 'internal storage', so Play Music won't allow me to change the destination of downloaded music from ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Can't mount /data, /cache, and /sdcard

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 2, (device ID is 2014813) and there is a serious problem going on with it. This morning I saw a message from the phone, saying that the full encryption was unsuccessful, and ...
2
votes
0answers
753 views

Android Marshmallow internal storage problem

I have a Moto E 2nd Gen running Android 6.0. In the Storage & USB menu it shows that I have used up over 4 GB of space, but it shows I have used only 2.5 GB for apps and around 100 MB of other ...
2
votes
0answers
545 views

Cannot write to /storage/emulated/0 after nandroid restore (even as root)

On my rooted Motorola Moto G 2014 LTE I can no longer access the directories under /storage/emulated/0/, such as Download, Documents, Ringtones. Using a file explorer, without root access, I just ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Comixology comic store to SD card, not internal storage

Comixology insists on storing its downloaded comics on the internal storage. This is clearly rather annoying since it is tiny compared to gigantic external SD card that is installed. The OS version ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How to recover video that was cut off due to being out of space?

I have an HTC One phone. I was filming a video and in the middle of it, it stopped recording because I ran out of space on my phone. It says that it does not support playback of this kind of video. I ...
2
votes
0answers
607 views

Access Sony Xperia S' internal storage without power

I had some struggles with my phone over the last few months, but now the power button isn't working anymore (button fell off and also this "power-button-mechanism" is broken.), I can't switch it on ...
2
votes
5answers
11k views

Not Enough Space?

I have had my phone for about 4 months now, and have been facing this problem recently. When I download an app, it says I don't have any space, when I check my storage, I have about 472 MB left out of ...
2
votes
0answers
234 views

How to use a memory card?

I've recently bought an android phone with only about 2GB memory. After this, I bought a 8GB memory card and it was inserted into the phone. How to control which data is stored in the phone itself ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Apps on SD Card taking up internal storage (

My phone has been claiming the impossible for a while (see screenshot). Namely, it claims that more internal memory is being used than is available, and hence it is rather difficult for me to download ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Problem with Partitioned Internal SD card! I can't get full size back!

I have a Android Matricom G-Tab Quantum Tablet with 1 GB of internal memory (tablet and system Space) and a 16 GB internal storage. I was running out of space in the 1 GB memory and since Android ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Unable to write to internal storage through MTP

When I connected my XT1033 (Moto G) to my computer in MTP mode, I was unable to access the contents of the internal storage in write mode. I was unable to create any folders, delete files, rename etc. ...
2
votes
1answer
458 views

How do I create a shortcut to another file or folder inside a folder?

How do I create a shortcut to another file or folder inside a folder? Example: Suppose I go to a folder A /storage/sdcard0/pictures. I know that I have another folder B /storage/sdcard1/music. I ...
2
votes
0answers
296 views

modiying vold.fstab

I have tried to swap phone storage to external storage by modiying vold.fstab. After rebooting my Kata i3, I can't access phone storage, sd card and extnal usb storage. Previous storage setting ...